Be informed. The News At A Glance for this week gives you a glimpse of news articles, opinion pieces and other environment and climate change-related issues.
- It is interesting to note that a P155-B investment is underway for refinery, oil and natural gas port energy in Batangas.
- BPI making a big push for green building initiatives. It is offering financing to other companies planning to either retrofit their old buildings to become more environment-friendly or build new ones.
- Private sector must now unite with the government in the fight for reforestation.
- Farmers must cope from the impact of dry spell.
- Philippines seeks loan from the World Bank to partly boost resilience to natural calamities.
- Water level in Angat Dam has dipped to critical as El Niño.
- President Duterte has called on different countries to have a “collective action” on climate change.
- Thousands of dead fish were washed ashore in Zamboanga.
- More companies have joined the Subic Bay “War on Waste”.
- Wetland center for students to rise south of Manila
CCC in the News
·Read the full article of Mr. Ludwig Federigan about “Our youth have done their homework on climate change”
NEWS AT A GLANCE
for April 27-May 3, 2019
PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER
By Ben O. de Vera
Nadi, Fiji — Elevated pathways that will serve not only pedestrians but also bikers will soon be built on Edsa as the Philippine government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) firm up within the year a $100-million (more than P5-billion) loan for the proposed “greenways” project.
By Maricar Cinco
Three Chinese state-owned companies have agreed to develop a 102-hectare property into an energy complex in the coastal village of Simlong in Batangas City.
By Doris Dumlao-Abadilla
When Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) replaced the 30-year-old chillers in its old office building along Ayala Avenue in 2010, monthly electricity bill fell by as much as P1 million per month.
By Ernesto M. Ordoñez
Our water crisis is too important to mistake rhetoric for reality. If we do not recognize this difference, our country will sink deeper into the hole of the water crisis that now grips our nation.
By Karl R. Ocampo
Rice farming in Nueva Ecija remains in business despite a report from the state weather bureau that the province and 48 others are suffering from a dry spell as the El Niño phenomenon continues to bite.
By Ben O. de Vera
With the Philippines located along the path of strong typhoons and the earthquake-prone “Ring of Fire,” the government is seeking a $400-million loan from the World Bank to partly boost resilience to natural calamities.
By Louise Maureen Simeon
The water level in Angat Dam, Metro Manila’s water source, has dipped to critical as El Niño continues to persist in the country.
By Federico ‘Poch’ M. Macaranas
The April 22, 2019 Earth Day followed this year’s Easter Sunday, raising hopes that people are going to continue working for the common good by caring for our only home—a resurrection after a crucifixion, with people following the example of Jesus Christ.
AC Energy begins solar operation in Vietnam
By Ronnel W. Domingo
Ninh Thuan, Vietnam— The Ayala group’s AC Energy and its Vietnamese partner BIM Group have switched on their $294-million, 330-megawatt solar farm here, one of the largest in Southeast Asia.
By Neil Arwin Mercado
President Rodrigo Duterte has called on different countries to have a “collective action” on climate change amid the concerning impacts of weather disturbances on developing countries.
THE MANILA TIMES
By Al Jacinto, TMT
Zamboanga City: Thousands of dead fish were washed ashore in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga and suspected to have died from lack or low level of dissolved oxygen.
By Patrick Roxas, TMT
Subic Bay Freeport: More companies based here have joined the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) “War on Waste” since the start of the Recyclable Collection Event (RCE) project in 2016, SBMA Ecology Center manager Amethya de la Llana said.
By Dan Steinbock
Recently, President Duterte slammed Canada for sending waste to the Philippines. Yet, the challenge is huge. Exported pollution from the advanced West penalizes the rest of the world and distorts climate gains. President Duterte’s statement ensued after environmental groups’ renewed calls for Canada to take back the waste sent to the Philippines in the Aquino 3rd era, some six years ago.
By the Manila Times
The Cultural Center of the Philippines brings back its massive Earth Day outdoor installation to spark talks anew on what can be done regarding plastic pollution.
THE PHILIPPINE STAR
By Helen Flores
The state weather bureau yesterday warned Filipinos to brace for hotter days and severe thunderstorms this month.
By Paolo Romero
A wetland center that will help educate students on the importance of wetland and wildlife conservation will open at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park before the end of the year, Sen. Cynthia Villar said Monday.
By Alexandria San Juan
The beginning of the wet season might be delayed as the ongoing weak El Niño phenomenon is expected to persist until August, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
CCC in the News
By Ludwig O. Federigan
“God bless you, continue to work, continue. Go along, go ahead,” Pope Francis told Greta Thunberg, as he blessed the 16-year-old environmentalist during the general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City few days ago.